Fondation commémorative Sir Ernest MacMillan – Bourse 2012
La Fondation annonce une bourse de 12 000 $ pour
La Direction Chorale

La Fondation commémorative Sir Ernest MacMillan a le plaisir d’annoncer que la bourse 2012 sera décernée pour la direction chorale. La Fondation a choisi la direction chorale en reconnaissance de la carrière de chef d’orchestre de Sir Ernest MacMillan, plus particulièrement ses nombreuses années à titre de chef du Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (1942-1957) et de l’Orchestre symphonique de Toronto (1931-1956). La bourse vise à soutenir le développement artistique et l’avancement de la carrière d’un jeune chef. Elle peut être utilisée pour aider à défrayer les déplacements du récipiendaire, un atelier ou un programme d’étude, la participation à un festival ou un concours ou toute autre dépense qui serait pertinente.

Les candidats doivent avoir atteint une étape avancée dans leurs études musicales. Ils doivent être âgés de moins de trente ans au 1er mars 2012 et doivent être citoyens canadiens ou résidents permanents.

MODALITÉS DE LA DEMANDE DE BOURSE
Les demandes doivent être faites par écrit et doivent inclure:
a) Nom, adresse courriel, numéro de téléphone et signature du candidat.
b) La date de naissance et la mention du statut de citoyen canadien ou résident permanent.
c) Le curriculum vitae du candidat et les noms de ses principaux professeurs.
d) Un résumé du plan d’étude et/ ou de prestations et toute autre information pertinente reliée à la demande.
e) Mention des autres bourses que le candidat recevra ou pour lesquelles il a fait des demandes en lien avec ses objectifs de carrière.
f) Le nom de deux références lesquelles doivent être des personnes reconnues dans la profession musicale, par exemple chef d’orchestre, compositeur, professeur ou administrateur. Le candidat doit s’assurer que ces deux personnes envoient directement, sous pli confidentiel, une lettre de recommandation à l’adresse de la Fondation indiquée ci-dessous. (Il est important que ces lettres soient envoyées à part de la demande d’application.)

La demande doit être accompagnée de six copies d’un enregistrement sur support DVD d’une performance du candidat, devant public ou non. L’enregistrement doit être d’au moins 15 minutes et d’au plus 30 minutes et doit présenter le candidat qui dirige un ensemble de chanteurs qui doivent être vus au moins une fois dans l’enregistrement. Celui-ci doit également montrer le candidat de face tel qu’il est vu par les chanteurs qu’il dirige. Le DVD sera utilisé uniquement à des fins de sélection des candidats et ne leur sera pas retourné.

Le technicien responsable de l’enregistrement du DVD ainsi que le candidat devront certifier par écrit qu’il s’agit bien d’un enregistrement du candidat et qu’aucun montage n’a été fait sauf en ce qui concerne l’ordre des composantes de l’enregistrement. Tous les morceaux joués pendant l’enregistrement doivent être identifiés de même que leur durée. La date de l’enregistrement doit également être indiquée.

Les demandes et les lettres de recommandation doivent être envoyées à l’adresse suivante:
The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation c/o Prof. Robin Elliott Faculty of Music University of Toronto
80 Queen's Park Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

La date limite pour la réception des demandes et des lettres de recommandation est le 31 janvier 2012

La sélection des candidats se fera par un jury nommé par le conseil d’administration de la Fondation et composé de chefs de choeur professionnels qui représentent différentes régions du Canada. Le processus de sélection de déroulera en deux étapes. Une étape préliminaire permettra au jury de sélectionner un maximum de trois finalistes parmi les candidatures reçues. Il est prévu que les finalistes seront avisés au plus tard le 28 février 2012.
Les finalistes devront se présenter à une étape de sélection finale qui aura lieu à Ottawa au cours de la Conférence canadienne sur le chant choral, PODIUM, le samedi 19 mai 2012. Tous les finalistes répéteront avec les Elmer Iseler Singers et les dirigeront pendant 30 à 40 minutes en présence d’un jury et d’un auditoire. La Fondation défrayera le transport et l’hébergement pour les finalistes qui n’habitent pas la région d’Ottawa. Les finalistes devront être disponibles pour des entrevues avec les médias.

Tout de suite après l’étape finale de sélection, le jury déterminera le gagnant mais le jury se réserve le droit de ne pas octroyer la bourse si aucun des candidats ne répond à des standards artistiques suffisamment élevés. La décision du jury sera finale et sans appel. Les résultats du concours seront dévoilés lors du banquet PODIUM le 19 mai 2012.

Pour obtenir toute information additionnelle sur la Fondation, vous pouvez consulter le site internet de celle-ci: www.macmillanfoundation.com.

 

Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation - Award for 2012

The Foundation announces a $12,000 award for

Choral Conducting

 

The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce its Award for 2012, in Choral Conducting. This is in recognition of Sir Ernest MacMillan’s celebrated career as a conductor, in particular his many years with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (1942-1957) and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (1931-56). The Award is intended to support the artistic development and career advancement of a young conductor; it may be used to assist with travel, a workshop or study program, participation in a festival or competition, or other relevant purposes.

Candidates should be at an advanced stage of their musical education, under thirty years of age at March 1, 2012, and should be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
The application should include:
a) The applicant’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and signature. b) The applicant’s birth date and citizenship/resident status. c) A curriculum vitae of the applicant, with names of his/her principal teachers. d) An outline of the applicant’s proposed plan of study and/or performance, and other such information relevant to the application. e) Mention of any grants, which the applicant will receive or has applied for in support of his/her current career plans. f) Names of two referees, each of whom must be a recognized member of the musical profession, e.g., conductor, composer, performer, teacher, administrator; it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that each referee sends, independent of the application, a confidential letter of recommendation to the address given below.

The application must be accompanied by six copies of a DVD recording of the applicant in both rehearsal and performance, public or private. The total timing of the DVD should be at least 15 minutes and not more than 30 minutes. The DVD must show the conductor leading an ensemble of singers, and the singers must be shown at some point in the video. There should be footage of the candidate shown full face (as seen by the musicians). The DVD will be used for selection purposes only, and will not be returned.

The recording technician and applicant must certify in writing that the recording is indeed of the applicant and that the recording has not been edited in any way other than in the placement of component items in sequence. All works must be identified, with timings given, and the date of the recording must be supplied.

Address for applications and letters of recommendation:
The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation c/o Prof. Robin Elliott Faculty of Music University of Toronto
80 Queen's Park Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by January 31, 2012.

The selection process will be adjudicated by a jury of professional choral conductors representing different regions of Canada, appointed by the Foundation’s board of trustees. There will be two rounds in the selection process. In the preliminary round, based on the applications, the jury will select up to three finalists. It is expected that the finalists will be notified by February 28, 2012.

The finalists will participate in person in the final round of the selection process, which will take place during Canada’s National Choral Conference, PODIUM, in Ottawa on Saturday May 19, 2012. All finalists will rehearse the Elmer Iseler Singers for between 30 and 40 minutes in front of a jury and live audience. The costs of accommodation and travel will be provided for finalists who do not live in the Ottawa area. Finalists must agree to be available for media interviews.

Immediately following the final round, the jury will determine the winner, although it may also withhold its recommendation if it considers no applicant is of sufficiently high artistic standard. The jury’s determination will be final and not subject to appeal. The results of the competition will be announced at the Podium banquet on the evening of May 19.

Further information about the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation can be found at:
www.macmillanfoundation.com

 

William Caplin, a specialist in the theory of musical form and James McGill professor of music theory at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, is one of eight outstanding Canadian researchers to be awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship. The Council announced the recipients of the grants today.

Recipients of the Killam Fellowships, among Canada’s most distinguished research awards, receive $70,000 a year for two years. The grants allow them to be released from teaching and administrative duties and devote themselves full time to research. Professor Caplin is the first Killam Research Fellowship recipient from the Schulich School of Music.

Professor Caplin will pursue further study on cadence – a harmonic and melodic pattern signaling the end of a section or piece of music – by grounding the concept in the music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven and then exploring how cadence functions in a wider range of musical styles. He will also consider the roles of performer and listener in the projection and experience of cadence. The study of cadence has emerged as a major component of modern musical scholarship since it provides a key to understanding how compositions are formally structured.

“I’m extremely honoured to have been selected for this generous award,” Prof. Caplin said. “It will allow me to complete a large-scale study that has been central to my research efforts for many years.”

The Killam Selection Committee, which included 14 eminent scientists and scholars representing a broad range of disciplines, selected this year’s winners from among 74 applications.

The Killam Research Fellowships, made possible by a bequest of Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam, support scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

For more information:

http://www.conseildesarts.ca/news/releases/2011/pz129434696008377992.htm

The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that Geneviève Leclair has been awarded $12,000 as the recipient of the Foundation’s 2010 advanced music study award. The 2010 award was offered in the area of orchestral conducting and was open to candidates under thirty years of age from across Canada.

The final selection round for the award took place on March 29th in the MacMillan Theatre at the University of Toronto.  Three finalists rehearsed the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra in selections from Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique before an independent jury of Canadian orchestral conductors.

The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award is intended to provide significant career development opportunities to a young Canadian musician or music scholar, typically at the graduate level.  The recipient is chosen through a competitive process that is national in scope.  The award, $12,000 in recent years, is offered annually or biennially.

Reflecting Sir Ernest’s wide-ranging endeavours, the award is offered in different areas of music, areas that are not funded appreciably from other sources.  Awards have been offered in composition, conducting, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, early music, chamber music, collaborative piano and music education. Twenty-five awards have been given since 1985,

More information on the MacMillan Foundation Award is provided at Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award

Information:
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www.macmillanfoundation.com

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